PR/marketing internship with On With Life (Des Moines)

On With Life, a non-profit brain injury rehabilitation organization, is looking for a PR/Marketing intern this summer/fall. This individual will assist with special events planning and execution, including the fall conference and fundraising events; draft content for the website and social media; update the On With Life external website with an emphasis on fresh content and photo galleries; and take and update photographs of building, persons served and staff.

This internship is available to individuals currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree with a major in public relations, journalism, communications, marketing, English or other related field. This internship will be unpaid, but will work to provide college credit, if needed. The internship will be 12-20 hours per week, to be completed between the hours of 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday.

Here is a link to the description and application: Please contact Abby Bogaards ( or 515-289-9612) with any questions.

Summer Internships, Iowa Democratic Party

The Iowa Democratic Party is seeking dedicated interns to work out of our party headquarters. The internships are designed to provide experience with a wide range of political duties, including communications, data, field, and finance, as well as staffing the reception desk when working.

Internship is unpaid but the IDP will work with students to obtain college credit as applicable.


  • Self-directed and proactive
  • Good communication skills, both written and oral
  • Good organizational and time management skills
  • Strong people skills and ability to work in a team environment

Interested applicants should email a resume to  Interns can start as soon as possible.

The Iowa Democratic Party is an equal opportunity employer, and employs without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), parental status, family medical status or genetic information, military service, age, national origin, ancestry, marital status, height, weight, creed, economic status, or disability.

Marketing and Events Internships, Iowa Healthiest State Initiative

The Healthiest State Initiative, a 501c3 nonprofit organization supporting statewide efforts to make Iowa the healthiest state in the nation, has two internship opportunities.  Full descriptions and application information is on our site. The marketing/PR position is also posted below.

Marketing & Public Relations Internship – This position will support the growing needs to promote and market efforts of the organization, events and programs.


  • Research, write and edit communications materials including Inspiring Iowans blog, website pages, Momentum monthly e-newsletter, and press releases
  • Monitor media coverage and create weekly news alerts
  • Participate in planning, developing and promoting Healthiest State events Fitness on the Hill at the Iowa State Fair and Annual Walk
  • Support the Executive Director in media outreach opportunities
  • Provide basic graphic design support

Social Media

  • Research, write and edit social media messages
  • Report on real time updates from Healthiest State events
  • Monitor conversations on Healthiest State’s social media platforms
  • Create monthly social media reports

The intern will gain practical experience in a nonprofit setting and be asked to apply communication skills and business acumen throughout the internship.

Core Competencies:

  • Organized: Being able to balance many projects and event details
  • Accountability: Owning and taking responsibility for one’s actions
  • Business Acumen: Understanding industry, market, financial and company specific operations
  • Collaboration and Communication: Working together; listen to other’s ideas; communicate accurately and concisely
  • Decision Making: Consider all facts and impacts when making decisions
  • Focus on the Customer: Consistently doing what is in the best interest of our customer. Leaving a positive impression on the customer by elevating their experience; making it simpler and educating to helping them understand.

Hiring Specifications Required:

  • Completed at least two years of coursework in marketing, advertising, public relations, journalism or related field.
  • Demonstrated computer skills with Microsoft office products; and Adobe InDesign or other Adobe products
  • Knowledge of AP writing style
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to think creatively
  • Ability to collaboratively with other team members
  • Must be able to travel with some evenings and/or weekend work

Dates of Internship:
Summer 2017
Fall 2017

The position will require a commitment of at least 20 hours per week for a total of 10 weeks. Weekly hours are negotiable and arrangements can be made for course credit.

If interested in joining the Healthiest State, send a cover letter, resume and two writing samples to

IRIS coordinator for 2017-2018 academic year

Drake University’s Office of Community Engaged Learning is looking to hire a student for the 2017-2018 academic year to serve as the student coordinator for a daily reading program with IRIS (Iowa Radio Reading Information Service).

This Service-Learning Ambassador position is an excellent opportunity for anyone who is passionate about increasing access to information for Iowans who cannot read the printed word because of blindness, visual, or physical impairment or learning difference. Currently, Drake students volunteer to read The Daily Nonpareil, the Council Bluffs newspaper, which is broadcast as an hour in IRIS’s 24/7 programming, daily meditations, seasonal readings, and the potential for other opportunities for reading. The student would work 6-7 hours per week coordinating the schedule of student volunteers and deepening integration of the partnership between Drake University and IRIS.

If interested in applying, please send a cover letter of 500 words or less stating your interest in the position and resume to Amanda Martin at by 5 p.m. April 14.

Each applicant must list on their resume one reference, either a faculty, staff, or community partner who can speak to your organization/management, teamwork and professional skills. Pay is $8.25/hr.



  • Self-motivated, dedicated
  • Willing to work on a flexible schedule based on volunteer and class availability
  • Organizational skills in order to schedule and assign volunteers


  • Journalism major
  • Experience with recording a story for IRIS
  • Previous service opportunities and/or community engagement work
  • Current first-year, sophomore, or junior standing
  • SLA will need to be available for SLA Orientation August 24-26, 2017 (Thursday-Saturday)

Job Responsibilities

IRIS Programming

  • Present to Journalism school classes and potentially other groups about IRIS
  • Coordinate the schedule of student recordings
  • Train student volunteers and provide technical assistance to students
  • Lead reflection activities for student participants
  • Serve as a liaison between Drake University and IRIS
  • Design and connect Drake students to additional volunteer opportunities with IRIS
  • Identify audio description projects
  • Participate in fundraising and event planning for IRIS
  • Track quantifiables including number of students participating, number of hours read, etc.
  • Coordinate publicity measures with SLA graphic design intern


  • Work a total of 6-7 hours a week, minimum of 2 professional office hours held in the Community Engaged Learning Office (hours will be scheduled between 8am-4:30pm M-F)
  • Attend bi-weekly staff meetings
  • Participate in ongoing training and professional development with the Office of Community Engaged Learning
  • Support other Service Learning Ambassador’s events and initiatives
  • Lead service-learning trainings and reflection activities for classes and student organizations
  • Represent the Community Engaged Learning Office at various recruitment events





On Painted Street Instagram account

The application to take over the student-led Instagram account @OnPaintedStreet is now open. This opportunity is open to any students who have a great story to tell this summer, especially if they have a cool internship to show off. Applications will be reviewed after May 1.

 Application link:

Any questions? Contact Niki Smith ( in University Communications.

News positions, Montrose (Colo.) Daily Press


The Montrose Daily Press and its online companion — — has two openings on its news staff.


The News Editor is the number two position in the newsroom. Duties include working with the editorial staff covering local news and sports, pagination, writing editorials and page design. Experience in a newsroom management position is preferred, but we will consider other applicants who are looking to advance in their career.


We have an opening for Sports Reporter. The successful applicant will cover the primary news beat of Montrose, Olathe, Delta and the surrounding area. Photography and pagination skills regarded as a plus. Recent college graduates are encouraged to apply.


The Montrose Daily Press is a seven-day morning daily newspaper. It is a division of Wick Communications, a family-owned multi-media company, now in its third generation, with operations in community markets in 11 states. In recent years, the Daily Press has been cited by the Colorado Press Association and by the Colorado Associated Press for general excellence and editorial excellence; photography and design, news coverage and online coverage.

The Daily Press is a fast-paced, multi-tasking environment with a commitment to community journalism.

The Daily Press offers health and dental care benefits, paid vacation, a 401K retirement plan and other benefits.

Montrose, Colorado is situated within minutes of a national park, national forest, and four major ski areas including Telluride Colorado. This location offers an abundance of outdoor recreation opportunities in a growing market.

Send your resume and a PDF of your clips, to: Matt Lindberg, Managing Editor at Visit our web site at and visit our parent company’s web site at

Development Intern, Iowa Homeless Youth Centers

Learn about fundraising and event management this summer!

The Development Intern will work with the Volunteer Coordinator and Development Director to assist and facilitate volunteer opportunities, IHYC engagement opportunities, while also creating additional marketing and communication content on social media and more.

Tasks may include, but are not limited to

  • Assist with volunteer onboarding, and manage volunteer orientations
  • Oversee analytics drawn from volunteer experiences
  • Help obtain and manage donations given by community donors, organizations, and businesses
    • Through donation requests
    • Donation drives
    • Food rescue
  • Communication opportunities with community members and IHYC donors (i.e. written, interpersonal, and large groups).
  • Connecting service learners and groups with volunteer opportunities at IHYC.
  • Key member of the Events team to ensure the planning and execution of upcoming IHYC events are successful.
  • Creating content for IHYC social media outlets (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram).
  • Other special opportunities could include
    • Graphic design projects
    • Film editing and design projects


  • Communication, Journalism and Mass Communications, Public Relations, Business, Entrepreneurial Studies, Marketing, or Event Management majors
  • Can work between 30-40 hours per/week
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, to communicate in a professional manner with donors, staff, youth, and community members.
  • Self-motivated, good organizational skills, record keeping skills, flexibility, collaborative skills, and able to multi-task and works well with people
  • Ability to work in Microsoft Excel and a willingness to learn other software (experience with Raiser’s Edge, Better Impact, Mailchimp).
  • Previous internship or related experience in customer service is a plus
  • Needs own personal computer
  • Must have a valid Driver’s License, and access to reliable transportation
  • Preferred but not required
      • Knowledge in graphic design, especially Adobe Creative Suite  (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Final Cut Pro)
      • Film editing skills

    Compensation: This position is an unpaid internship

  • How to apply: Please send a cover letter and resume as well as schedule availability.

    612 Locust Street
    Des Moines, Iowa 50309